Metal donations for Tania Kovats' One Billion Objects in Space began at the Institute of Astronomy Open Day on the 22nd March. Visitors were invited to bring pieces of metal to contribute to Kovats' sculptural universe which will be open to the public on the North West Cambridge site in June 2014.
Kovats' ambition to represent a large number of objects in one space, inspired by Gaia's mapping of 2 billion stars in the Milky Way, led to an educational project at the Open Day where children and adults were invited to create origami stars and hang them in a paper galaxy. 242 stars were hung on the day, and many more were taken home!
To donate your metal object to Tania's project you can bring metal, as small as a nail, no bigger than a bicycle wheel to the Guildhall, Cambridge city centre on Saturday 29th March 12-4pm.